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Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX

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Monday, June 17
 

2:30pm

Coding, Camps, and Clubs
A strong afterschool program in computer science can generate interest in STEM and build a pipeline of students into your school’s computer science coursework. But how do you create a high quality, sustainable coding club or summer camp without breaking your back or busting the bank? In this Deep Dive, we’ll connect with the experts to provide best practices, tips and tricks from the front lines and activities you can use right away to generate excitement and energy around your program.

Presenters
avatar for Debi Pfitzenmaier

Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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Tuesday, June 18
 

9:45am

Introduction to Programming with MIT’s Scratch
NOTE: Please bring a laptop, tablet, or chromebook to this session.
Have you ever wanted to learn about drag-and-drop programming but don’t know where to start? This hour-long introductory course is for you! We will be starting at the beginning with creating accounts and crafting simple programs. By the end, you will have the skills to make a simple video game (and bring what you've learned back to your school!). Perfect for teachers of grades 3 through 8.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
TAYLOR

11:00am

Brain-Based Computer Science Pedagogy Limits Screen Time to Maximize Learning in Grades K-8
How should computer science educators approach the significant body of brain-based research that argues for limited use of tablets and screens for young children? This session explores a blended approach to teaching engineering and computer programming in grades K-8 that employs a broad mix of hands-on work, physical/kinesthetic activities, small group discussion, peer mentorship and (yes) individual screen-based work. This approach was pioneered by Dr. Allen Selis, a former K-8 Headmaster from Palo Alto and the founder of STEM Crafters.

Presenters
avatar for Allen Selis

Allen Selis

Director, STEM Crafters
We create sophisticated coding curriculum that's light years beyond drag-and-drop. By teaching real-world coding languages like Python and C++ in Elementary and Middle school, we prepare kids for careers. Love to meet you at the conference.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
BELFORT

1:30pm

Integrating Computational Thinking into ELA, Science, and Math
This session will provide an introduction to what computational thinking is and how you can be embed it into content area lessons. Appropriate for grades 3-5 and middle school.

Presenters
avatar for Chuck Gardner

Chuck Gardner

Director of Curriculum, Cyber Innovation Center
As the Director of Curriculum for NICERC, Chuck oversees the development and distribution of STEM, cyber, and computer science content as part of a grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Education Training and Assistance Program (CETAP). NICERC's team of subject... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Roehl

Sheryl Roehl

Education Consultant, Region 3 ESC


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
BELFORT
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

10:30am

Introduction to Programming with MIT’s Scratch
NOTE: Please bring a laptop, tablet, or chromebook to this session.
Have you ever wanted to learn about drag-and-drop programming but don’t know where to start? This hour-long introductory course is for you! We will be starting at the beginning with creating accounts and crafting simple programs. By the end, you will have the skills to make a simple video game (and bring what you've learned back to your school!). Perfect for teachers of grades 3 through 8.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
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